DRAWING TRACES FROM THREADS

'Drawing Traces From Threads’ was the introductory project for a wider inquiry into the identity of line within drawing practices. The nature of the project – although deriving from theoretical sources – was fairly playful in tone and became more of a project which celebrated the ability of drawing as a tool to transform the identity of a line from a thread to a trace.

This study is composed of visual documents that have derived from several series of drawing experiments with a thread line; a piece of wire. Three main areas are explored within this study, traces generated from the shadow of threads, the physical impression of threads and gestural responses to threads. All of which are completed through the act of drawing.

The study gives insight into the fluidity of line and its identity within drawing and inspires a continuation of questioning and generating line as an object in its own right – not just as a representational mark.

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